A Western audience recognizes genies primarily as cartoonish depictions of distant superstitions. But the djinn remain very much an intimidating icon in many Muslim countries. Their power lay in their mystery. This novel, the first in a trilogy, plumbs the perception of djinn as entities of God's creation who have decided to come forth in awareness. The concept of djinn is no more foreign to Islam than that of angels to a Judeo-Christian comprehension. The Bible states that man was made from the earth and angels from light. The Koran states that man was made from clay; angels from celestial light; and the djinn from the smokeless fire. Except for the omission of the djinn, the differences are indistinguishable.
In the novel, A Genie in the House of Saud: Zubis Rises, Zubis is a djinn whose time has come. He represents a belief system that has similarly expanded into a Western comprehension.
A synopsis and background of the novel is available at www.zubisrises.com.
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About Mystical Publishing: Mystical Publishing is an independent, electronic publisher of supernatural fiction. The first entry to their ambitious list is "A Genie in the House of Saud: Zubis Rises." This novel poses the enigmatic character of Zubis, a djinni of ancient power, against the desires and prejudices of a modern American woman, Bethany O'Brien. She must confront the djinn or submit to their supremacy.